Last night’s gig was much welcomed after a long drought in Shanghai’s experimental/ indie electronic music scene (think DJ Krush back in December 2006), judging by the large turnout ready to party on a week night. Daedelus, outlandishly dandy as ever with massive sideburns (that would do well to give Gaz Coombes a run for his money), certainly did not disappoint.
He started off his set with pop-infused electronica then improvised onward to harder sounding, experimental abstract beats. For those who were lucky enough to squeeze to the front, it was definitely fun watching him work the Monomes. Thumbs up to new party organizers on the block, FREE the WAX who brought Daedelus in. Mark your calenders, their second event takes place Oct. 9 at The Shelter featuring Aussie instrumental hip hop duo, Hermitude.